Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit!

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Overview

New York Times bestselling children's book!

Smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side: From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor here; there's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument.

• A fun story based on the classic duck/rabbit visual puzzle
• Book teaches a lesson on right versus wrong and differing points of view
• Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink; and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, creator of children's books including Everything I Know About Pirates

Fans of Red is Best, The Perfect Pet, and In My Opinion will love solving the eternal visual puzzle in Duck! Rabbit!

★ "The snappy dialogue makes for fine read-aloud. Duck? Rabbit? As kids will readily see, it depends on how you look at it." Publishers Weekly, starred review

• Fun, interactive family read aloud book
• Books for kids ages 3 and up
• Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811868655
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/11/2009
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 45,351
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, and several other books for children and adults.

Tom Lichtenheld works as both an advertising art director and as a creator of of children's books. He has written and illustrated several books, including Everything I Know About Pirates. He has also collaborated with Amy Krouse Rosenthal on The OK Book and It's Not Fair! He lives in Geneva, Illinois.

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Duck! Rabbit! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this! A really funny book that I like and I'm 9 !
MinnMaggie More than 1 year ago
I use this book for children's sermons as a lesson in how we 'see' all sorts of things differently; including our beliefs, interpretion of stories, scriptures, etc. Very appealing to children and adults; many experience 'aha' moments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I teach preschool and I highly recommend this book because it encourages critical thinking skills at an early age. They are encouraged to look at the picture and decide if they think it's a duck or a rabbit and you can talk to them about why they think it's one or the other. It's a must have!
aebrimer More than 1 year ago
I wish I could say my children were in love with reading. But they are not. But they are beginning to like reading more with Duck! Rabbit! This is an adorable book. We read it time and time again. Great for little ones! In just a matter of days they were reading the pages back to me. The first time we read the book the boys were cracking up hard at the duck/rabbit's antics. Must have for all children! Especially if you want them to be involved in the process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
12 dollers.!?!? Not worth it.
C Leach More than 1 year ago
Good book
Jeanette Hansen More than 1 year ago
We read it every night
Emani Smart More than 1 year ago
i love this!!!!!
Kari Santas More than 1 year ago
You have to get this book! So cute!
Amy Palmer More than 1 year ago
does this book have read to me options?
Lauren Rerat More than 1 year ago
a awesome book
sergio kalil More than 1 year ago
ya man mi lik.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book....adults will enjoy sharing it as much as a child will enjoy hearing it....easy enough for young readers to be able to read TO the adult also....absolutely loved it!!
kathansmom More than 1 year ago
This book is so cute. A must for your book collection. Shows pis of a rabbit that could also be a duck in many situations. Kids have to use their imagination. I will be buying this book for gifts in future. Our son is 2 1/2 and LOVES its. I read my son at least 10 books a day and below have recommended a few more of our favs...Hope you Enjoy :)
Zoomers_Mommy More than 1 year ago
We love reading this book together. The illustrations are brightly colored and the story encourages thinking about things in a new way. The pages are sturdy and can handle the occasional tug of a pre-reader without tearing. I would highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lets your child see things from a different perspective
mahallett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
really cute. could be read in 2 parts. show kid the picture ask what it is. then kid reads that part and adult takes the other part.
nieva21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not only is this book comical, but it helps us learn that we can have a difference of opinion and not necessarily be angry about it. Arguing doesn't have to be a knock down drag out debate, and that's what this book proves in a fun and endearing way.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We don't see the narrators of the book. All we see of them is their conversation as they debate the exact taxonomy of the strange creature pictured on the cover. Is it a duck getting a drink of water? Or a rabbit cooling his ears? Maybe the duck wading in the swamp - or is that a rabbit hopping through the grass?The language is very simple, which makes it ideal both for reading to a small child or for an early reader to read to you. My niece was able to read it prior to starting the first grade, for example. I recommend this for any first grade or kindergarten classroom... however, for home use, I find there's just not enough to it to justify getting it. It's a cute book, but my nieces and I don't have much use for it most of the time. In a classroom setting, you have plenty of children and it's more interesting than many other books at that level, but at home... meh. Take it out from the library once in a while.
KellyBryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love how clever this book is. The illustrations are fantastic and I like how close up they are. The story really keeps a child fascinated because they really want to find out if it is a rabbit or a duck. The sentences are simple enough where a younger child could read them to you. I also like that there is a small lesson to be learned in this story. Points of view can differ but still be right.You can use this book as a lesson for students with varying points of view. If you could somehow find other pictures that could be possibly be two different things then you can make a game out of it.
rosie.riveter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is awesome to read aloud to a class. The dialogue is very short, and the content is very funny! The artwork is simple, but perfect. Is it a duck? or a rabbit? It doesn't matter because the concept behind the book is to see things from other perspectives, and that EVERYONE has their own!
KellyKnox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Duck! Rabbit! is a very clever book that is appropriate for and will be enjoyed by a wide range of age groups. Duck! Rabbit! is a debate by two unseen characters about whether the animal in the book is a duck or a rabbit. The same head is seen on each page, drawn with thick black outlines and an appropriately ambiguous shape. This can be an excellent learning lesson on perspective, giving respect to how others think because it may be different but it is still valid. If you show this to a class of small children the class will be divided between ducks and rabbits, which can be so illuminating for a child. The conversation is not above the comprehension of a younger child, but the tone is kind of slangy and fun, so older children will still get a kick out of it as well.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The tone of this book is simply hilarious-- playful, imaginative, and highly entertaining. This book will make any young child giggle. Although its approach is simple, its message is deep-- there are two ways of looking at everything, and who's to say what's wrong or right?
derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(easy, picture) this is not a prolific children's book by any means, but it is alot of fun! The point of view is from the reader's viewpoint and with this book that could amount to a lot of noisy children yelling out, "Duck!" or "Rabbit!" A fun activity would be to take a vote on who thought it was a duck and who thought it was a rabbit. You could also talk about different viewpoints. In addition, you could look over other optical illusion books with the children.
juju1220 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Is it a Duck no! It's a rabbit! What is it? this was a great simple mind boggeling story about two people who are not shown that are trying to figure out if the main character is a rabbit or a duck. The story line changes as do the format of the book so the reader can look from a different point of view as to which animal it is. Dark black lines enclose each story page as well as outline the character making it more meaningful and classic. The meaning I got from the story is that not everything may look like what it seems. Fun book! Great for younger kids!